Protection Officer US Non-profit Jobs – LWF World Service


Job Title:    Protection Officer

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:

Reports to:   Protection


About US:

LWF World Service is
the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a
widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20
countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common
quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and
fragmented world.


Job Summary:  The Project Officer will oversee and ensure
that all activities related to the project are implemented in a timely and
efficient manner according to the agreed LWF Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and
provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project
activities in the designated Sub-Program.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

reception conditions activities on a daily basis by planning and leading
reception, boarder points monitoring related activities.

the staff conducting individual interviews and facilitate participatory protection
field approach through applying the Age, Gender and Diversity approach – to
fully understand their protection concerns and priorities as PoCs arrive at the
reception centre.

in collecting information for Protection to address vulnerabilities, protection
needs and concerns of the targeted population and weekly reports on key issues.

Act as
focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable
Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance
according to LWF pre-defined criteria right away from the reception centre up
to the settlement.

PSNs with different vulnerabilities are assessed and supported while at
reception centre

individual protection cases at the reception centre, including maintaining
strict protocols for confidentiality and update case files on individuals and
ensuring beneficiaries’ information is protected.

Complaints at reception/transit centres are tracked, responded to and reported.

follow-up to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and
beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance

constant feedback to supervisor on progress, achievements, gaps and problems
experienced at reception.

Ensure the
provision of high quality, professional, and practical justice, gender-based
violence, and protection technical support and mentoring to partner

to the compilation and analysis of protection monitoring information for
sharing with partners and donor.

that weekly situation reports, monthly, quarterly, midyear and annual reports
are written and submitted to the Protection coordinator within the specified
time frame.

Overnight shelters, WASH facilities, lighting systems at transit/reception
centres are functional, clean, good conditions and general functioning of the

close with stakeholders in implementing the SOPs for the reception centre and
transit centres.

PoCs are at reception ensure they are provided with hot meals in appropriate
timely manner.

service/Referral pathways are in place and understood by the POCs.

100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and
that budgets are not under and over spent;

activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and
report on activity and budget management;

in collaboration and tabulation on a regular basis field data on project
activities carried out and undertake impact assessment using participatory
approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impact of the

that proper mapping of project beneficiaries is done & information shared
in time. Regular visit to all beneficiary sites where project activities are
undertaken, checks on progress, offers support as directed by the Protection
Coordinator in line with the project objectives;

collaboration with the PMER unit, lead in development of Tools and ensure
effective deployment and use of the Survey CTO.

responsible for the planning and implementation of relevant trainings as well
as follow up and mentoring of training participants in close cooperation with
other partners


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the LWF World Service Protection Officer job opportunity
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development studies or

masters or its equivalent in any of the above qualifications is an added

minimum of three years’ experience in development or humanitarian protection.

team work and problem-solving skills

experience in conducting assessments, baselines & evaluations using
participatory methodologies;

understanding of project management cycle, humanitarian principles &
standards including SPHERE, HAP and the Code of Conduct

literacy with full knowledge of office applications, internet and email

in English is essential.

for working with PoCs

level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit an updated CV and Application
letter giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three)
work related referees only  through our recruitment email,


Please use the full
job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line


Deadline: Friday, 22nd January 2021 by 5:00pm


NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted


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